By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International Do you have access to a clean and safe toilet? Not everybody is so fortunate. Millions of people relieve themselves in the open air because they do not have access to a toilet, which spreads disease and kills thousands of children every day. … More Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems
By Erica Gwynn, Area of Focus Manager for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (M.S., MPH) What if I told you that you were standing on top of a treasure – a treasure that is hidden from view, slowly flowing between cracks and spaces of the soil, sand and rock beneath your feet? I’m speaking of a … More Groundwater: Making the invisible visible through Rotary
Today, 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 3.6 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. March is Rotary Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) month. Learn how Rotary members and participants are supporting WASH around the globe. … More Ideas for supporting clean water and sanitation
By Rotary-USAID partnership team Are you interested to know what it takes to achieve lasting change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)? Ever wonder how sustainability is assessed or measured? With over a decade of experience working in the field as strategic partners, Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ghana will share … More Rotary-USAID webinar on WASH sustainability and advocacy
By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) WASRAG, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, reminds Rotary members of the vital role hygiene and sanitation play in disease containment. Good hygiene, especially hand washing, helps contain the spread of viruses like COVID-19 and polio. WASRAG encourages people to observe the hand washing techniques … More Collaborate with water, sanitation, and hygiene experts
By Ariel Miller, member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, USA and member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group Rotarians in Ecuador are planting trees while raising new awareness of how to restore a ravaged watershed in the foothills of the Andes. They’ve united in a global grant project that combines reforestation with teaching … More Restoring an Andean watershed
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, effecting people’s health. More than 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, … More Take action to provide water and sanitation
By the Water and & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Today, World Water Day, is a wonderful opportunity to take a look back at the goals Rotary members have achieved in the Wash, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. Founded in 2007, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) strived to reach the Millennium Development … More Making a splash on World Water Day!
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Clean water and sanitation is a human right, but not everyone is afforded that right. Rotary members are providing communities with sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation, hygiene management training. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, improved sanitation facilitates, and better hygiene habits, they lead … More Take action during Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) As we quickly approach the Rotary International Convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is reflecting on the past seven years hosting our annual World Water Summit preceding the convention. The yearly event has helped us explore important themes within Rotary’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) … More Making a sustainable splash at the Rotary International Convention